Gallatin River Brown Trout

July 28, 2014

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Gallatin River Montana

I don’t know about other people but I always thought that there were smaller fish on average in the Gallatin River. For years when reading reports and talking to angler that fish it that was the info I always gathered, “Gallatin River = smaller fish”. There is nothing wrong with catching beautiful smaller trout but […]

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July 25, 2014

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Fishing Thereafter

A weird phenomenon has been taking place on my last few trips out fishing. Let me explain. A couple weeks ago Bent, Littlefield and I decided to make an early Saturday morning river session in search for some tug. It was one of those trips where we really didnt know where we were going to […]

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July 23, 2014

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Clark Fork River Montana

Ok, so anyone that has driven North on I-15 past Missoula knows what I am talking about when I say Clark Fork.  It is such a pretty river. Pretty scenery and killer looking, gin-clear water in some stretches. I have driven this stretch or road countless times and never stopped to fish.  Until now…. My mother-in-law lives in a […]

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July 21, 2014

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Thoughts of Summer

As I sit here thinking of what to post I think about the Dog Days of Summer. The spring time is over and big bugs are all but gone. The weather is hot and fishing is slowing down. Or is it…….. Mornings are still a great time to throw streamers. Early bird gets the worm. […]

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July 16, 2014

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Product Review: Patagonia Rio Gallegos Zip Front Waders

OK, so the waders that I had been sporting for the last 3 years finally gave up the ghost.  Which is pretty impressive thinking how much I fish, and how much water they were in.  They were William Joseph WST waders, and they just tapped out.  As much as I loved them, I figured it […]

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July 14, 2014

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A Trip to the Clouds – Guest Blogger Braxton is back with his trip to White Clouds

On my dads side of the family there is not a place that is regarded more sacred than the Boulder – White Clouds Mountains located at the heart of central Idaho. Back when my grandpa first moved to the SE Idaho area a man that I do not know introduced my grandpa to the area […]

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July 11, 2014

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More Rivers (Fisheries) Than A Lifetime

Fly Fishing Idaho One of the great things I love about Fly Fishing the great state of Idaho is the endless opportunities to cast a line.  For the most part I’m just talking about SE Idaho (that give you a sense about how awesome Idaho is :)).  That is not to take away from the […]

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July 9, 2014

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I dream of logs… am I the only one?

Ok,to be perfectly honest, I don’t remember too many dreams, but last night I dreamt I was fishing my spot on the South Fork, and was being hunted by two different pairs of Tigers. Literally. Idaho tigers. One of which was totally white, Siegfried and Roy style, so it was particularly intense.  Lots of tall […]

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July 7, 2014

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Bender’s Motard

This year has been a year of growth for me at the bench. I really enjoy tying streamers. I guy once told me that when tying streamers there are no rules. I took that to heart and started tying everything I could. Most of the streamers I tied were failures and looked like a bunch of […]

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July 4, 2014

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Frenziers – Have a Fun and SAFE 4th.

Please be safe today.  It’s hard to cast when you’re missing fingers, but at the same time we’re lucky enough to live in a land where we are free. Happy Independence Day.  

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July 2, 2014

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Same Spot, Two Different Nights, Drastically Different Results

So, there’s this nifty little spot on the South Fork that I frequent…. Here are the two stories of two different evenings fishing… Day 1) looking for big bugs Bender and I hit this stretch of river.  We were just a little above the hatch at this point, but fishing was still OK, nothing spectacular […]

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June 30, 2014

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One Word…… BIG!!

fly fishing strawberry reservior

The past couple weeks we have been hitting the Strawberry Reservoir.  There has been a lot of action with spawning Cutts and just overall active fish.  One of my Mottos when fly fishing is why be driving during peak fishing hours.  Sometimes it is hard but if you have an hour and a half or […]

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June 25, 2014

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Unmatch The Hatch

Have you ever been out when there are a million bugs on the water and the fish will not eat your bug that seems to be a direct imitation of whatever that is coming in clouds? I have been that guy. I have been out blaming it on size (thats what she said) or on […]

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June 23, 2014

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Dry Flies and the Trout Trifecta on the Henry’s Fork

For those that fish the Henry’s Fork, you know that it can be tricky fishing.  These fish just seem to be smarter, with that being said, when you can get into them, they seem to be that much more rewarding.  We have had some crazy weather lately here in Southeast Idaho.  One of those random […]

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June 20, 2014

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Fun Youtube videos

Fly fishing to me is a very important part of my life. When I’m not out chuckin’ bug I’m tying flies, when I’m not doing those two things I am watching fly fishing videos. Here are a few that have caught my eye. I hope you enjoy them as much as I have. The top […]

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June 16, 2014

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6 Notable Fly Fishing Instagrammers

As I am sure, most of you are, we are drawn in to good photography.  There are 1000′s of instagrammers out there taking pics of their fishing exploits.  Here are 6 that have always caught my eye whether its because of their artistic elements, or just the incredible fish they catch and document.  There is […]

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June 13, 2014

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Top 5 Weird Things About Fly Fisherman

5-We look forward to getting up early 4-We think its manly to like thread and feathers 3-We name our pets Tippet or Nipper (or anything relative) 2-Every time we drive over or past a body of water we analyze it and say something ridiculous to whoever is in the car. (drum roll please) 1-WE LOVE […]

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June 11, 2014

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Frenzy Blunders? You be the Judge…. watch this video

So, its been a while since we’ve posted any video footage, and this stuff was too good not to post.  I had been becoming a little prideful in my wading abilities lately, even discussing with the wife how it had been a long time since I had gone down in the river.  (foreshadowing intended). Anyway, […]

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June 9, 2014

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Fish Gods and Boat Demons

  So…it just so happens that Saturday morning LittleF, Chubbs and I decided to take a float down my new favorite piece of water on the Henry’s fork. It was 4 a.m. when they picked me up. I was ready, which I’m usually not. Once we arrived we loaded the boat with our bags and […]

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June 6, 2014

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Father’s Day – Presents that keep on giving

OK, I assume there are a few wives out there that have yet to secure the father’s day present for either their Dads or their Husbands.  Let this be a lesson in procrastination, its gonna cost you. LOL.  Fly Fishing is not known to be a cheap hobby but some of these products are awesome, […]

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